Exercising the Art of Architecture

Architecture is an art form. It’s an opportunity to take everyday necessities–shelter, warmth, safety–and imbue them with beauty. So, as we pursue residential architectural design for our clients, we constantly push ourselves to dive deeper into the practice that inspires us: the art of architecture. Here’s a glimpse into how we exercise the art of …

The Art of Architecture: Working with Nature

Architecture is far more than crafting a structure. It requires attention to context and respect for nature. It’s the art of reflecting the home’s surroundings and using existing beauty to create refuge.

The Art of Architecture: Articulating History

“To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history, but to articulate it.” Daniel Libeskind

The Art of Architecture: Beauty in Comfort

Architecture creates beauty in safety. It transforms refuge into spaces of comfort. It aims to create a place that welcomes you in with peace, elegance, and a sense of timelessness.

The Art of Architecture: Simplicity of Home

“Our opportunity, as designers, is to learn how to handle the complexity, rather than shy away from it, and to realize that the big art of design is to make complicated things simple.” Tim Parsey

The Art of Architecture: Setting the Scene

The art of architecture considers context—it considers the larger scene in which the home is set. With every home design, we seek to reflect natural beauty in our work. We use colors, materials, and textures that work with the landscape, and we use landscape to frame those elements.

The Art of Architecture: Pursuing Wonder

“Architecture is not based on concrete and steel, and the elements of the soil. It’s based on wonder.” Daniel Libeskind

The Art of Architecture: Exercising Art

Every time we put pencil, pen, or brush to paper, we discover new corners of creativity. It is in exercising art that we deepen our understanding of the beauty of architecture.

Friday Fun – A SWAT Team send off

One of our current underway projects is getting close to demo time. Waterfront Reflections is a beautiful home situated on an amazing piece of property on the shores of Lake Washington. The property has an existing structure which is scheduled to be demo’d very soon. But this particular home is going to get a special kind …